Cancer Disparities

Cancer Disparities

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There has been remarkable progress in understanding, preventing, detecting, diagnosing, and treating cancer, resulting in a reduction of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. Despite this, the cancer burden varies considerably by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Cancer incidence rates vary markedly between racial/ethnic groups, but even more startling are the differences in outcome across groups. Cancer Disparities: Causes and Evidence-Based Solutions helps readers understand the scope and causes of this inequity by providing a detailed analysis of the many factors that result in cancer disparities across the cancer continuum, including the role of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, access to and use of services, insurance status, geographic variables, and differences in treatment provided to patients. Further, it is the first book to describe evidence-based, concrete solutions that can be used to reduce or even eliminate cancer health disparities. Fifteen previously unpublished studies of interventions designed specifically to achieve health equality are described. These studies focus on contextually and culturally appropriate strategies to enhance cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, symptom management, and quality of life in underserved populations.Humberto Parada, MPH Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego, California Doru Paul, MD ... Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas Bruce D. Rapkin, PhD Professor of Epidemiology andanbsp;...

Title:Cancer Disparities
Author:Ronit Elk, Hope Landrine
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2011-10-25


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